Karin Merx, 2017, Portrait of author Elizabeth Amisu, oil on canvas, Collection Elizabeth Amisu

This portrait is by far the most important painting I ever made. Elizabeth Amisu is the author of the first academic book on Michael Jackson, The Dangerous Philosophies of michael Jackson, His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife, published with Preager in 2016. She is also the author of the Sacerdos series, Ripe Earth, Gild Your Shadows, and many plays for theatre and film. With her passion for writing, her brilliant academic skills and perseverance, she is a role model for many authors to be.

Elizabeth shows how important it is to follow your heart. To stay true to who you really are. It may not have been exactly what her parents wanted her to be in the first place, but she completely focused on what she loved most, and with her writings she inspired people all over the world.

The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife can be found here. Her Novels can be purchased at Lulu. Book Covers and Illustrations can be found here.